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[ boy ] ya, we have fios! i'm dan harris. coming up tonight on "world news," america's most wanted. a manhunt tonight after two hardened cons bust out of a privately run prison and then allegedly kill two people in the wilderness. who were they? we're learning much more about the six american aide workers massacred in afghanistan. tiger's tumble. is tiger woods in free fall? that is the question tonight after he shoots his worst round of golf as a pro and finishes near last in a tournament. taken for a ride? the self-hull of guru giving advice in his rolls royce, charging 5,000 bucks a session what is his secret for your success? it's our series, "happiness, inc." and dream team. we caught the president headed
to the basketball court today. you will not believe who played with him. good evening. in one of the most idyllic stretches of america tonight, there is an intense manhunt going on. law enforcement officers are swarming the vast reaches of yellowtone national park in montana and wyoming, searching for two escaped convicts, now believed to be hiding out there. they broke out of a prison in arizona last week. as abc's clayton san dell reports tonight, police say they may have killed again. >> reporter: this is all that's left of the burned out trailer where new mexico police found the bodies of linda and gary loss. authorities say these fugitives, on the run for nine days, may be to blame. >> we consider them extremely armed and dangerous and pray upon the public to be individual lent. >> reporter: the three busted out of prison july 30th. they had help from an alleged
accompli accomplice. police say she tossed the men wire cutters to slice through a fence. from there, they drove to flagstaff. they were later seen in phoenix. gary and linda were found dead wednesday in new mexico. the couple's car, found 100 miles away in albuquerque in the meantime, ren wick was recaptured in colorado. the others are still on the loose. >> one of the huge difficult tips in being a fugitive is that you have to keep on the move. because the longer you stay any place, the odds of you getting caught are actually even greater. >> reporter: mcclus key's own mother is in custody. u.s. marshals alessed her saturday. she allegedly gave the trio money, clothing and a getaway car. >> he'll never realize how bad he's hurt me and his mour. >> reporter: the case has now gotten attention from "america's most wanted." as the manhunt continues,
officials are investigating security lapses at the privately run state prison. and why hardened criminals were allowed to be held at a medium security prison in the first place. u.s. marshals said today, they think the trio is now hiding in yellowstone national park, and that fugitive tracy province has likely split from the group. dan? >> clayton sandell, thank you. next to the massacre of ten aide workers in afghanistan. six of them americans. tonight, we're learning a lot more about who they were. doctors and nurses who gave up the comforts and the paychecks of home to help poor villagers in a dangerous country. nick schifrin is in kabul tonight. >> reporter: this is not how they were supposed to return. ten members of a medical team brought back to kabul today in coffins. 6,000 miles away, a pastor speaks about an old friend. >> i can say without hesitation that tom and libby were the most honest, unvarnished, direct
mission workers i've ever known. >> reporter: dr. little was the team leader, the old hand in afghanistan, who survived three wars here. today, we learned more about who died with him. thomas graham quit his dental practice four years ago to provide afghan kids free care. glen lap was a volunteer. sheryl beckett lived in kabul and worked on community development and maternal health. and karen woo, the surgeon who gave up a london practice. last year, she fell in love in kabul and was supposed to be married in two weeks to patty smi smith. >> you could rely on her. yeah. so -- one second, mate. yeah. somebody you could rely on. >> reporter: the team braved incredible hardship to set up their eye clinic. they hiked through extreme little remote mountains. on their way back to kabul, they
were ambushed. the taliban claimed credit, but the local police say the attackers were likely criminals. they have combined with insurgents to make this area lawless. u.s. troops pulled out of the area last year. >> lawlessness is spreading. and there's a culture of impunity where people feel they can get away with things because they're not going to be held accountable. >> reporter: tom little's family says he'll be buried in kabul. this was actually his fifth trip to this remote area and usually his wich goes with him. the only reason she wasn't on this trip, dan, is because their oldest daughter is about to have the couple's first granddaughter. >> huge loss for that family. nick, thank you. it's been getting increasingly violent in iraq in recent weeks. just as the iraqi forces are preparing to take over full security preparations when the u.s. combat mission ends, coming up on september 1st. today, the commander of u.s. troops in iraq, general ray o odierno told christiane amanpour that iraqi forces are up to the
job. >> this is something that we've been working for a very long time with the iraqi security forces. for the last 20 months, we've been slowly turning over more and more responsibility to them. and they have stepped up. but we do believe they're ready to assume full operations in iraq. >> and now we turn to the extreme weather that has been causing so much destruction and misery all over the planet in summer, and is tonight displacing more people, this time, in europe. the heavy rains, high winds and rapid flood waters have killed at least 15 in europe this weekend. this woman is among the hundreds of people in southwest poland who were forced into shelters as ov overflowing rivers brought down entire buildings. more than 100 are dead and 2,000 missing in china after a massive landslide triggered by torrential rains buried and flooded homes. and in north korea, heavy rain ruined thousands of acres of coms and homes. in pakistan, the worst flooding
in decades has killed 1,500 people and left millions begging for help. in kashmir, flash flooding has killed five foreign tourists and left many more stranded. scientists say these floods fit the pattern as they predicted part of global warms. as do, they say, the heat waves that have been hitting russia recently, causing massive wild fires. today, 120 air condition centers opened up to give people a breather. special oxygen cocktails were available to people. and check out these pictures from here at home. this is western minnesota, where a storm chaser shot video of a tornado, smashing a farmhouse and scattering debris. the tornado was part of a wall of violent storms that swept across the upper mild west last night. we're told no one got hurt in this storm. bp says engineers can now start drifling the final 100
feet of the relief well that will supposedly permanently seal that blown-out well in the gulf. more than two weeks now since any oil has leaked the battle now is convincing consumers that gulf seafood is safe. president obama tried to do his part today. matt gutman is in louisiana covering that story. matt? >> reporter: good evening, dan. the president continued to celebrate his 49th bit day with a barbecue on the white house lawn and to make the point that these guys are still safe to eat, gulf shrimp were on the menu. next week, the president will vacation here along the gulf coast with his family at just about the same time that this well could officially and finally be pronounced dead. more optimism from the federal official in charge of the spill response. >> we need to drill into the area outside the casing pipe and do that with the relief well, and that will be happening this week. >> reporter: a few days earlier than anticipateds it would be the final chapter for this doomed well. a well that he says bp could not
have plugged sooner. something that's sure to upset locals. today, a full-court press from the white house to assure gulf residents that the cleanup will continue, but also, that the seafood here is safe. >> the tests show nothing of concern. we're going to continue to test. we're not going away. >> reporter: that push was no more evident that in the great american seafood cookoff in new orleans. >> seafood is very say we haven't found anything in any of the open areas. >> i'm eating the seafood. i'm eating a lot of it. >> follow the science. not one person here is going to tell you they had a bad sample. none. >> reporter: but for many venn dorns and fishermen in louisiana's $2.4 billion seafood industry, the damage to their reputation has been done. >> our production's down about 60% and i'd say our sales are down about 40%. >> reporter: we showed folks what patrick hugh told us yesterday about his own catch. >> personally, right now, i don't want to eat no seafood out of these waters right now. >> scary for him to say that. just one person, you know, hurt
you and contaminate you, but -- i hope, i pray that that's not the truth. >> reporter: and dan, the health official that i spoke to said that bottom feeders, specifically oysters like these are most at risk for contamination. but you know it easilies they would smell like oil and if you do east one and it tastes like oit, best advise, just spit it out. dan? >> matt gutman, thank you. we turn next to politics, and another big and perhaps telling week on the road to the november midterms. voters head to the polls in four states on tuesday. the most fascinating contests are the two senate primaries in colorado. in both of these contests, the establishment's choice is in trouble. our senior washington editor rick klein joins us now. these races, rick, it seems it says a lot about the anger in this country against incumbents. >> reporter: that's right. in most years, you could ocean% michael bennett or jane orton to cruise to the party nomination on the strength of establishment coat tails.
this is not most years. on the democratic side, andrew roman november has the backing of bill clinton. he has a good chance to win. on the republican side, ken buck, a favorite of the tea party crowd could beat jane norton. could be the latest state where the tea party candidate and the tea party energy is forcing the republicans in a different direction than the national leadership might want. >> another big story, nancy pelosi has called members of congress back into session. tell us what's going on there. >> reporter: you could not ask for a more stark display. speaker pelosi cutting short the summer recess to vote for a $26 billion package of aid to states. to help education and medicaid. to democrats, this is what government should be doing. this displays government providing crucial services. to republicans, it's a perfect example of run away government spending. so, we'll see the result. we know what's going to happen. but the political consequences very much up in the air.
>> going to play into the midterm discourse. rick klein, thank you. president obama put politics aside today for a belated celebration of his birthday. we were told he would play basketball with some buddies and a few professional players. then we learned that these were not just any pros. here's david kerley. >> reporter: talk about a birthday dream. pause that. look at the president's smile. as he and his entourage head off to play a pickup basketball game with a dream team of nba superstars. we've seen the president shoot hoops. not today, just this picture from the white house, with mr. obama joking with chicago bulls players. but also on the hard wood? nba greats lebron james, dwyane wade, grant hill, alonzo mourning. and a couple of hall of famers. bill russell and magic johnson. up in the stands watching, kobe bryant. >> it could have been a dream come true. i grew up watching these guiles as we all did. >> reporter: and they weren't alone. the president invited several wounded warriors to watch some
of the biggest names in the game. and some of those players are now joining the president at his birthday barbecue. we have been hearing the music on the other side of the white house from that barbecue. not bad for a 49th birthday weekend. dan, i just don't know how he's going to top it for the 50th. >> david kerley, thank you very much. coming up next, from dream team to sports nightmare. tiger woods talks after playing the worth golf of his career. has he hit rock bottom or does he have further to fall? the self-help guru who charges 5,000 bucks to ride with him in his rolls royce. is he takes advice seekers for a ride? >> i'm ready. >> let's dive. and our reporter explores some of the most beautiful places on earth that almost nobody has seen. when my doctor told me that my chronic bronchitis was copd... i started managing it every day. i like to volunteer... hit the courts...
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caves. swimming through a small restriction and then busting into a gigantic room that leads deep into the aquaer if. no one's been there. it's sort of like the ultimate rock climbing in liquid at night. >> reporter: wes died two weeks ago diving in florida. the cause of death is still under investigation. >> it's a wonderful but dangerous sport. >> reporter: you keep saying that. >> yeah, well, it's taken the lives of a lot of my friends. >> reporter: on one of his last assignments for national geographic, he shot in the so-called blue holes of the b baham bahamas. he was 52 years old. that's going to do it for "world news" on this sunday. i'm dan harris. for all of us at abc news, thank you for watching, and good night.